Our Story

How it all started...

Not many now will remember the humble beginnings of The First Presbyterian Church in Malibu in the Malibu Courthouse in 1948. When the choir sang from the jury box and the pastor preached beside the jail cell.

Now after decades of faithful presence, most will remember Malibu Pres as the church that burned down in the 2007 wildfires. In countless ways, the loss of our building was a major turning point in the story of Malibu Presbyterian Church. No longer was business as usual, but as adversity often brings, a new season of unity, passion and determination was founded before the embers would cool. (Read a reflection as we moved into our temporary sprung structure.)
The fire instantly propelled Malibu Pres into our community,  We truly became a church without walls.

Since, we have navigated the course of rebuilding, but never without losing focus on our central vision and mission, to connect people to Christ and the community of God. We have expanded our reach into our community and the world, traveling to Thailand, Brazil, Africa and Mexico, offering what we can to the homeless, powerless and loveless.
In Malibu, we haven't strayed far from the Malibu courthouse, where we continue to faithfully represent the hope we find in Christ to our families, Pepperdine students, Nursery school families, homeless, broken and searching.
To the future we look forward to a new building, but really, only to continue the legacy of passion for our community, our friendships and the love of Christ.

Expanding the vision

We are well on our way in the process of searching for Pastor Next.   Please be in prayer for the person God has selected to lead
Malibu Pacific Church into this next chapter of His story.

Statement of Faith:

We embrace Biblical and historic Christianity as expressed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, and as summarized in the Nicene and Apostles' Creed. These two statements from the history of the church communicate our core beliefs.

We affirm ECO's Essential Tenets as a summary of our doctrinal commitments.

The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
      and born of the virgin Mary.
      He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried;
      he descended to hell.
      The third day he rose again from the dead.
      He ascended to heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
      From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy catholic church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen.
 
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
      the Father almighty,
      maker of heaven and earth,
      of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
      the only Son of God,
      begotten from the Father before all ages,
           God from God,
           Light from Light,
           true God from true God,
      begotten, not made;
      of the same essence as the Father.
      Through him all things were made.
      For us and for our salvation
           he came down from heaven;
           he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
           and was made human.
           He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
           he suffered and was buried.
           The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
           He ascended to heaven
           and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
           He will come again with glory
           to judge the living and the dead.
           His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the Lord, the giver of life.
      He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
      and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
      He spoke through the prophets.
      We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
      We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
      We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
      and to life in the world to come. Amen.

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In-Person for Outdoor Services @ 9:00 a.m.
Online at 10:15am